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10 Million EVs Will Be On World's Roads by 2020

Almost a half-million electric vehicles will be sold worldwide this year, as Europeans and Chinese turn to EVs.

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Tesla Made 11,627 Vehicles Last Quarter, Delivered 9,834

Tesla says it built 11,627 vehicles in the last quarter or 2014 and delivered 9,834 and will deliver 70 percent more in 2015.

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Firings Could Be On The Horizon

After selling 120 cars in China in January, Reuters reports that Elon Musk has sent an e-mail to Tesla managers in China threatening firings and demotions if they can't show "a clear path to positive long-term cash flow."

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Connecticut Legislators Say State Loses Business, Revenue to New York, MA

Connecticut legislators discuss allowing Tesla to directly sell electric vehicles within the state.

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Demands Include In-State Service Center, No Dealer Relationship

Arizona legislators take one small step closer to allowing Tesla to sell cars in the state.

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France Looks to Improve Air Quality, Get Older Diesels Off Its Roads

The French government may give a 10,000-euro incentive to people who trade in old diesels for electric vehicles.

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State Wants To Grow Number Of Electric Cars, Which Is Currently 12,000

Legislators in Washington State are doing a number of things to promote electric car ownership.

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Estimates of EVs' Monthly Sales Figures Are Often Way Off

Tesla's lack of transparency with its US sales figures leads to a lot of bad estimates by auto publications.

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Nissan Leaf Sales Fall, While Toyota Green Car Sales Little Changed

US green-car vehicle sales in January fell 8.6 percent from a year earlier, as Ford, General Motors falter.

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Lower Fuel Prices May Restrict EV Sales Beyond First Adopters

European electric-vehicle sales jumped 52 percent last year but future sales increases aren't a given.

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State Incentives Of $5,000 Have Pushed Atlanta To EV Sales Leader

Plug In America fights for Georgia to keep its $5,000 electric-vehicle incentive, says each EV saves $2,200 a year from being exported.

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Latest Sales Figures Prove Once Again That New Car Buyers Don't Like January

While January auto sales are always slow, the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf dropped like rocks last month, to almost historic levels.

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Plug-in vehicles may account for as much as one percent of new-car sales this quarter as falling gas prices fail to sway people away from high-MPG cars and advanced-powertrain vehicles.

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Connecticut may legalize factory-to-customer sales channel championed by Tesla.

Connecticut may be the next state to allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to the public and without third-party dealerships.

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Globally, The German Automaker Sold 16,052 i3s and 1,741 i8s Last Year

Production and sales for BMW's plug-in i project vehicles are on the upswing, but overall numbers remain moderate. The German automaker sold 17,793 i3s and i8s in 2014.

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Tesla's global sales chief Jerome Guillen talks about the biggest hurdles to becoming "a key player in sustainable transportation" on The Continent. In short,

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Annual Green Car Sales Drop 6.5 Percent Compared To 2013

US green-car sales in 2014 fell 6.5 percent from a year earlier as gas prices plunge. December green-car sales fall 7.8 percent.

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Annual Totals: 18,805 Volts And 30,200 Leafs

To close out the year, sales of the two most-popular plug-in vehicles in the US kept going in the direction that they had been all year. The Chevy Volt dropped and the Nissan Leaf had another record month.

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At some point in 2015, most likely in the first three months, cumulative sales of the Nissan Leaf will finally reach a higher number than those for the Chevy Volt.

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Sales Remain 'Geographically Inconsistent'

While 2014 has been a big year for plug-in vehicle sales – the biggest ever, in fact – the overall numbers are still small. In fact, a new study by The Research Capsule says that sale are "geographically inconsistent" and that only five countries will end the year with more than 10,000 EV sales.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that releasing monthly sales numbers allows the media, "to read all sorts of nonsense into the deliveries." He said that with the company's irregular delivery schedule – 1,000 in a country one month, only a handful the next – the spikes and valleys would not give an accurate picture of the company's actual orders or demand. But, when there's no transparency, people will go looking for answers – or nonsense.

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